SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Four school districts in the San Diego area are in danger of being unable to meet their financial obligations over the next three years, the California Department of Education reported Monday.
The CDE put out a list of districts that issued either "negative" or "qualified" declarations for their finances in reports put out last December.
"Negative" means the district will not meet its obligations during the current fiscal year and the two that follow. "Qualified" means there is a risk of being unable to pay bills.
The "qualified" list of 97 districts included Borrego Springs Unified, Mountain Empire Unified, Ramona Unified and San Marcos Unified.
No San Diego-area districts were among the 13 that issued "negative" declarations, which could lead to state intervention in their finances.
According to the CDE, the 110 districts in some sort of financial trouble encompass nearly 2 million students, or 30 percent of the total in the state.
The department compiles the financial reports from 1,032 school districts, county offices of education and joint powers authorities.
School officials in Ramona have warned that they could face a serious budget shortfall in the 2012-13 school year.
In San Marcos, the largest of the four districts with 18,000 students, the school board voted to increase the number of students in classes and issue 49 layoff notices to teachers for the next school year in an effort to close a $14 million deficit.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
There was a special reunion in La Jolla on Sunday with surf dog Ricochet jumping on a surfboard with quadriplegic surfer Patrick Ivison. Ivison surfed with Ricochet 10 years ago and they got to chance the ride the waves together once again.
Weekend temperatures were mild at 0-7 degrees above average. Mountain and deserts humidity will decrease through Monday as high pressure moves over Southern California.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.
At least two children had to be hospitalized Sunday as a result of a major crash that blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon.
On Saturday, the community of Alpine turned out to help the victims of the devastating West Fire. Dozens packed the Alpine Community Center for a special fundraiser hosted by News 8’s Shawn Styles.
A suspected drunken motorist in a Mercedes Benz on Sunday suffered "numerous serious facial injuries" in the Skyline community of San Diego when he crashed his vehicle into a house, which sustained minor damage, a police officer said.
Military officials on Saturday identified the San Diego- based Marine at the center of a search in the seas southeast of the Philippines that was called off earlier this week.
As the heatwave continues to torment people, shockingly high electricity bills seem to be an added annoyance this summer.